Ercüment Çiçek earned his B.S. (2007) and M.S. (2009) degrees in computer science and Engineering from Sabanci University. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Case Western Reserve University in 2013. During his Ph.D., he visited Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to work on gene discovery algorithms for autism spectrum disorder. After graduation, he worked as a Lane Fellow in Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University until 2015.
He is currently an assistant professor in the Computer Engineering Department at Bilkent University and is an adjunct faculty member in the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is mainly focused on designing machine-learning algorithms for the analysis of large-scale biological data, with a special interest in neuroinformatics and autism spectrum disorder.